Wafia's self titled EP is an ethereal experimental folk journey.
While the genre can accurately be described as folk, it really only takes folk cues in the forms of song structure and overall spirit.
The constant instrumental elements consist of somewhat restrained sonic embellishments, featuring heavily effected (lots of reverb, lots of delay) guitars, distant plucky piano, and many ambient soundscapes that seem to float around in the background. The production never sounds lacking, and a distant yet important percussion section is ever present.
The female vocals are light and floaty, often lyrics turn into an "Ohhhs and Ahhhs" type of chorus. Sometimes songs like this can seem lazy, but not with Wafia, where this style is quite suiting to the instrumentals.
The final track (entitled "The Woods") adds some much welcome dynamic to the overall sound of the EP, with a straight acoustic production that sounds the most intimate of anything on the record, the lyrics on this piece are also more gripping in general.
Wafia's self titled EP is available via their Bandcamp page.